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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A large genus of naked rhizopod protozoans with lobose and never anastomosing pseudopodia and without permanent organelles or supporting structures and that are widely distributed in fresh and salt water and moist terrestrial situations.

Usage examples (33)
  • And wherever water goes, amoebae go along for the ride.
  • It is impossible, therefore, to determine how long amoebae have been on Earth.
  • The amoebae organisms had settled In Wim's liver, affecting its normal functions.
  • Afterimages like pastel amoebae blocked his vision; but the screen was dark and flat. for more
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